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China economy, construction & lumber shipments

CHINA ECONOMIC UPDATE
September economic highlights

China’s economy remained steady in September
Real estate investments up compared to same period last year
In September, China’s overall wood imports increased compared to the same… more

Risk of hard landing persists

Economic forecasting is a challenging task at the best of times. For a non-standard economy like China, it is even more difficult; the government has more levers of influence, policy changes are not part of the public dialogue and… more

China Economy, Construction & Lumber Shipments

PROPERTY MARKET
Reports indicate that Chinese property market prices rose more in August than they have in the last six years. New-home prices increased in 64 of 70 cities, marking a 9.2% increase year-on-year. In Shanghai and Beijing,… more

Bringing the CLT Buzz from Austria to China

In 2012, the delegates at the World Conference for Timber Engineering (WCTE) were asked to cast their vote to determine the 2016 conference venue. Four years later, over 1,200 experts from 46 countries around the world gathered in Vienna,… more

Inspired by Whistler – resort design in Jilin, China

In July I travelled to Changbai Mountain, a popular resort area near Changchun in Jilin Province, with my family to escape from Shanghai’s terribly hot summer. In Changbai, the weather is cool and the air is so fresh. Everything I saw… more

New Chinese Policy Favors Wood

On May 4, 2016, Minister Chen highlighted the environmental benefits of wood compared to steel and concrete and discussed the need to promote wood construction. The speech detailed how the latest 5-year plan will impact the direction of… more

New Employment Opportunities with Canada Wood in Shanghai

Canada Wood Group looking for wood construction specialists for China. 
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
You will have a strong construction background. Ideally you will have climbed the construction ranks from a carpenter to site superintendent and… more

Interview with Managing Director Bruce St.John

Bruce St. John joined Canada Wood China in January, taking on the role of Interim Managing Director. His mandate includes:

Recruiting a permanent managing director
Aligning the goals of Canada Wood China with the goals of… more

An introduction to China’s Five-Year Plans

China’s five-year plan (FYP) is the country’s decision of social, economic and political aspects. Its full name is “The Five-Year Plan on National Economic and Social Development of People’s Republic of China”. The FYP is a… more